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How to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'

May 30, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says lawmakers need to apply the brakes on automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to go into effect at the end of the year or the U.S. may face a new recession.
Posted In: Fiscal policy, Bush tax cuts, federal budget, spending

Chasing marijuana users comes at too high a cost

May 28, 2012
Decriminalizing marijuana could help ease taxpayer burden.
Posted In: marijuana, pot, taxpayers

Are you 'network literate'?

May 22, 2012
Commentator Ben Casnocha says our ever-expanding social networks require a whole new skill.
Posted In: networking, social networking, social networks

It's summer. Time for a yard sale, right?

May 22, 2012
In summer, Americans start to dream of easy money and a clean garage -- but that dream might turn into a nightmare.
Posted In: Yard sale, summer, humor, Entrepreneurship

High-frequency trading: Bad for markets... and the soul?

May 21, 2012
Commentator Dave Lauer worked in high-frequency trading until he had a crisis of conscience.
Posted In: high-frequency trading, traders, trading

Chasing the mythical 8% return

May 18, 2012
An old investing maxim is taken to task.
Posted In: Investing, Chris Farrell, Commentaries

An app too far?

May 18, 2012
Apple's new Apple Store self-checkout app has Wired.com columnist Lore Sjoberg worried.
Posted In: apple, apps, spending, technology, smart phones

Forget G-8, try the G-Zero

May 17, 2012
Commentator Ian Bremmer says no group of countries can control the global economy.
Posted In: G-20, global economy, G-8

Time to bring back Glass-Steagall?

May 16, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says the Volcker Rule is not strong enough to prevent JPMorgan Chase-style loss.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Volcker Rule, Glass-Steagall

My mom, the comeback kid

May 10, 2012
Jen Miller's face -- and her money habits -- mirror her mother's.
Posted In: Personal Finance, parents, mom, mother's day

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